As the company prepares to open a store in Arizona, a local shop has begun making trans-inspired products for the store.
Trans-themed T-shirts and accessories for the new store are available at T-Shirt Factory in Phoenix, which sells the shirts for $12.50.
The shop’s owner, Tracey Wirth, says her goal is to make the merchandise more affordable for trans people.
“I think it’s really important for trans folks to have a way to have their own shop,” she said.
The Trans-Anchor, a new clothing store, will open its doors on Thursday.
“Our goal is not just to bring trans people together, but also to create a space that is safe, welcoming and inclusive for trans youth and people of color,” said T-Ancho co-founder and executive director Jodi Ralston.
“We hope to build a more diverse, inclusive, inclusive community.”
The store also plans to have the first-ever trans-related show, “A Transgender Story” for sale.
Wirth and Trans-Achor co-owner Tanya Haines hope that the store will provide a space where trans people of all genders and identities can meet and network, and create safe spaces for people of various ages and identities to come together and share experiences.
Trans-Women of Color, a non-profit organization based in New York City, is planning to open their own store in a new location in midtown Manhattan, where they will focus on supporting trans people in their community.
“We want to be the place where trans women of color, trans women, trans men, trans folks, can find each other, find love and love each other,” said Trans-Woman of Color Executive Director Jessica Dominguez.
In addition to the store, the group plans to host workshops for trans teens, including workshops for students.
“We want kids to come to our workshop, have a talk, be able to feel safe and comfortable with themselves,” said Dominguez.
“It’s about learning to love ourselves, having our own space to be ourselves.”
The shop will also provide a place for people to come for lunch, which will be free.
Transgender people have been targeted for discrimination in the workplace.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed numerous lawsuits against trans companies.
“The transphobia we’ve seen in the marketplace is not only a business issue but also a human rights issue,” said Transgender Law Center Executive Director David Novella.
“That is why it is so important to have trans-friendly businesses in our community.
We also know that our bodies and our identities are under attack from employers who will use those bodies to hurt us, even though we have the right to be treated equally under the law.”